Despite the glorious weather and brilliant views looking out from Aston
Rowant Nature Reserve with Dave and Bob it was hard to get away from the sounds
of the M40 droning on in the background but it did not spoil a fantasic visit
with 17 species of butterfly seen including 30+ Silver-spotted Skipper and 150+ Chalkhill Blue added to a growing year list among the hundreds that were in
flight. Plenty of moths around as well with 100s of Six-spotted Burnets, 10
Silver Y, Yellow Shell and White Plume Moth. Birds included the ever present
Red Kite plus 2 Hobby and a Sparrowhawk. As the temperature soared over the 30s
we retreated for refreshment in the Carrier Arms at Watlington to cool down.